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Kingscott, Judith (7 of 12).  Oral History of Oral History

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    2010-03-15, 2010-04-19, 2010-05-17, 2010-06-21, 2010-07-26, 2010-09-13

  • Interviewees

    Kingscott, Judith, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 7: [Session four: 21 June 2010] Describes ethnic breakdown of Hyson Green. Asian area not part of the flats. Mentions one family from Kenya.(seen on film on BBCs Reel series 2011) Known for prostitution and drugs. Describes the process of picking and interviewing the nature of the area. Mentions Maureen, the Chair of the residents association. Meeting with Chief Constable. She went to sleep with a knife under her pillow because she felt vulnerable.[10:04] All interviews were transcribed. Used by university students. Only publication was by Judy writing her dissertation for Loughborough. [14:36] Used open reel Uhers, later cassette recorders for copying. Indexing system originally based on trade union ideas around work. Women didnt figure easily in the system. Used the oral history for her media project and later dissertation. Working hours.[21:58] Mentions her supervisor and difficulties. Told her to find another supervisor. He was much better and supportive. Typed it at husbands office.[26:00] By the time they did the interviews on Hyson Green the people were not working as done in the daytime. People liked it at first then deterioration of the buildings. Describes some of the findings of the interviews and how used in the dissertation.[31:10] Went back to work part time. Describes hours the library opened. [35:20] Became a race to interview as people were being moved out prior to demolition. Difficult to get hold of people after they had moved. (Mentions attempts to form a network of people they had trained up refers to later project funded by HLF).

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    Life story interview with Judith Kingscott, former oral history lead at Nottinghamshire Libraries.

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